A few days of rest and cleaning and laundry. Grandpa and I spent some time in "nature" over the last few days. I did a little catfish fishing while grandpa relaxed.
We visited small sites over the past few days like the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Corbin Kentucky and we drove through Pigeon Forge, Tennessee where DollyWood is located. I had to drag Grandpa screaming and kicking into the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg which houses over 20,000 shaker sets. We drove through Gatlinburg on our way through the Great Smokey Mountains. Cute town. Nice place to visit.
We couldn't have asked for a better time of year to be visiting the Smokey Mountains. The fall colors are legendary and the allure is unmatched. I cant say this enough about the beauty of our great country.
We passed in to the northern part of North Carolina when we passed through the Smokey Mountains. I believe this is the farthest East of our trip. We headed back toward Chattanooga through Highway 19 and 74.
Grandpas Joke Corner:
I visited the Doctor the other day complaining of an ear ache.
The Doctor looked in my ear with his light and said, "Here's the problem right here. You have a suppository in your ear."
I said, "Oh, well that explains it. Now I know what I did with my hearing aid."
Ba Doom Boom...
My wife was standing in front of the mirror completely naked and complained, "I'm old, and fat and flabby, and I could really use a compliment from you right now."
I hesitated a minute, and said."My Dear, you have perfect eyesight."
Ba Doom Boom...